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4.02.00 7.10%
4.02 2.58%
1.00.0000 90.32%

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DWA-140 is a software program developed by D-Link. The most common release is 1.00.0000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named WPSStatus.exe. The setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 8.31 MB (8,714,827 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 26% of users of DWA-140 come from Italy, it is also popular in the United States and Sweden.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-140
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{9899B8B5-C656-4816-903C-29C4185BF674}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0010 -removeonly
Estimated size: 8.31 MB
Language: Italian

Program filesFiles installed by DWA-140

Program executable:WPSStatus.exe
Name:D-Link WLAN HWPBC Application
Path:C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-140\WPSStatus.exe
Additional files:
  • WPSStatus.exe - D-Link WLAN HWPBC Application
  • WPSHWPBC.exe - WPSHWPBC Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • WPSHWPBC.exe runs as a service named 'WPSHWPBC_ASUS' (WPSHWPBC_ASUS).

How do I remove DWA-140?

You can uninstall DWA-140 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program DWA-140, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove DWA-140.

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win Vista 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.39%
Windows 10 41.94%
Windows Vista 5.16%
Windows XP 4.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.71%
Windows 10 Home 15.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.84%
Windows 10 Pro 14.19%
Windows 7 Professional 13.55%
Windows 8.1 6.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.42% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 26.42%
  United States 11.32%
  Sweden 9.43%
  France 7.55%
  Spain 7.55%
  United Kingdom 7.55%
  Russia 6.29%
  Germany 6.29%
  Australia 5.66%
  Norway 1.89%
  Greece 1.26%
  Portugal 1.26%
  Kazakstan 0.63%
  BH 0.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.63%
Acer 23.68%
Dell 11.84%
ASUS 7.89%
Packard Bell 3.95%
Medion 2.63%
Samsung 2.63%
Sahara 2.63%
American Megatrends 1.32%
Intel 1.32%
Alienware 1.32%
Common models
HP Compaq dc7900 Small Fo... 3.74%
ASUS All Series 2.80%
Packard Bell imedia S2185 2.80%
Acer Veriton M430 1.87%
Dell OptiPlex 780 1.87%
Gigabyte G41M-ES2L 1.87%

About D-Link

D-Link is a network adapter vendor and a designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking solutions.
Publisher URL: www.dlink.com


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